2-methylnaphthalene

(meth″ĭl-naf′thă-lēn″ )

[methyl + naphthalene]
C11H10, a polycylic aromatic hydrocarbon made from coal tar. It is used in the manufacture of detergents, insecticides, solvents, and vitamins. It has been found as a contaminant in rivers and other water sources and in some food packaging.

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